Andrew Gibney for French Football Weekly:
Blanc didn’t deserve the criticism when PSG were knocked out last year; let’s not get carried away with praise for his team going through this season. Chelsea deserves to be castigated for their part in barely showing up for 210 minutes in both legs, and the PSG players deserve all the credit in the world for not giving up and playing till the end.
To make out that Blanc is now the mastermind that guided this team to the quarter-finals is exaggerated at best. The Champions League is a very long road, with great rewards at the end, but Blanc has a long way to go before he deserves praise for what PSG accomplished on Wednesday night.
Great read and a different perspective.